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Instructions & Statement

The mobile Version of DCBOE Vote allows you to sign and send your application from your mobile phone or tablet.
 
The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) submission deadline for using Vote4DC and the mobile app is October 11, 2016.  Any applications submitted after this date will be processed for registration after the November 8, 2016 General Election.
 
UOCAVA Instructions:
 
1. The classification you choose determines in which election(s) you will be allowed to vote. Choose the one that best represents your current situation.
 
2. District of Columbia requires a party to be specified to vote in a primary.
 
3. The information you enter for your name should match the information you normally put on legal or official forms. For example, it should be the same name that appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued ID.
 
4. District of Columbia requires your Drivers License number or the last 4 digits of the Social Security Number.
 
Also, many States ask that you provide your race or ethnic group in order to demonstrate that they are complying with the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act.
 
5. If there are questions or problems with your form, Board of Elections officials will use this information to contact you. An email address is the simplest and fastest way for them to do so. Your voting materials will be sent to the email address(es) that you provide here if you request it. If you have not received an email from us, please check your spam / junk folder which might have been wrongly classified as spam. You can unmark the e-mail by clicking on the “not spam”-button. The e-mail will then automatically be moved to your inbox.
 
To prevent that our e-mails will consistently be mislabeled as spam, you can add the e-mail address to your contact list. Include an alternate phone number in Box 9 if necessary. District of Columbia allows delivery of voting materials via email.
 
6. Indicate your preferred method for receiving your ballot by ranking each box 1, 2, or 3. District of Columbia allows deliver of your ballot to you by mail, fax,  and email.
 
7. This determines the jurisdiction where you vote. For military voters the voting address is your legal U.S. residence. For overseas citizens this is usually the U.S. address where you last lived. You do not need to have any current physical ties to this address. Do not use a post office box number.
 
8. Enter the address where you want voting materials to be sent to you. Voting materials will be sent to this address unless you enter a forwarding address in Box 9.
 
9. Enter anything here that would help ensure that your ballot is accepted. Check the Voting Assistance Guide on FVAP.gov for anything DC may specifically require here.
 

I request an absentee ballot for all elections in which I am eligible to vote AND: